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Antioxidants Vital to Maintain Skin

October 8th, 2020

Anti-oxidants widely regarded within the beauty industry and the amazing benefits they have for the skin, but do you know what anti-oxidants are and why they are great for your skin??

To explain why our skin needs anti-oxidants I firstly explain what oxidative stress is 

ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species)

ROS is an unstable molecule within the skin which contains oxygen, it reacts with other molecules within the cells such as DNA & RNA, proteins and lipids causing cell damage or cell death, the ROS is a free radical. This early cellular damage contributes to ageing of the skin.

What factors cause ROS?

Air pollution and radiation (sunbathing)

Smoking

Alcohol

High blood sugar levels

High intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids

Over exercising

Excessive intake of antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E

Antioxidant deficiency

 

Anti-Oxidants

The skin has an antioxidant system which protects it from oxidative stress such as those listed above.  Anti-oxidants neutralise free radicals or prevent their formation.

If too much free radical damage occurs from the ROS and the anti-oxidants are fewer skin ageing, pigmentation damage, inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis and acne occur.

 

The Benefits of Anti-Oxidants

Ageing

ROS will break down the proteins within a cell breaking down collagen. Anti-oxidants help prevent the formation of wrinkles and improve the overall complexion

Anti-Inflammatory

Prevents UV damage and photo- ageing 

Skin Repair

The anti-inflammatory action allows the skin rejuvenation processes and cell turnover to continue effectively.

Skin Tone

The prevention of photodamage from UV will prevent pigmentation damage such as age spots.

Antioxidants have carcinogenic properties which may help prevent skin cancer.

 

Top Anti -Oxidant Skin Care Ingredients

Vitamin C - Brightening

Natural Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) when applied on the skin, a-glucosidase enzyme, which is found in the epidermis, breaks the bond with gradual release of vitamin C. It suppresses melanin formation and it reduces the amount of preexisting melanin and promotes collagen synthesis by the fibroblasts. Moreover, we know that free radicals produced during the exposure to radiation cause destruction of the epidermis and erythema. AA2G by gradual vitamin release, which acts as a free radical inhibitor, reduces edemas and irritations, while reducing expression wrinkles at the same time

Vitamin A - Anti Ageing

Stimulates and aids the process of cell division. It strengthens skin density, which becomes thinner as aging progresses. It improves skin elasticity. It helps restore tissues damaged by sunburn. It helps wound healing. It stimulates collagen formation in the skin. It reduces the number of wrinkles caused by UV radiation.

Vitamin E - Hydrating and Nourishing

A fat soluble natural anti-oxidant ingredient, of plant origin that fights free radicals. It also contributes in skin elasticity preservation.

Niacinamide Vitamin B3- Acne & Inflammation

Vitamin that helps the restoration of the skin, with multiple benefits for maintaining its youthfulness. Improves the appearance of dilated pores, offers homogeneity and shine to the skin and fights fine lines. It is equally beneficial and effective for mature and tired skin, as well as for acne and rosacea

The Anti-Oxidant Signature Facial at Skin Deep is an age management treatment to improve the complexion and appearance of wrinkles, Anti-oxidant facials are successful in the prevention of damage to skin health.

The Skin Deep Anti-Oxidant Facial will rebalance and restore your skin's natural vitality

The treatment prepares the skin through the application of a hydrating cleanser, removal of dead skin cells through exfoliation, and the application and gentle removal of resurfacing mask, antioxidants, vitamins, and hydrating facial oils are mixed and massaged into the skin and left on for 10-15 mins so as to be fully absorbed into the skin. The effect is a deeper penetration of the antioxidant ingredients, leaving your skin with a natural glow.

Benefits of an Antioxidant Facial

Antioxidants provide skin-firming benefits that improve skin health and reverse subtle signs of aging. Antioxidants re-stimulate blood flow to the skin, speeding up cellular renewal, therefore, allowing your skin to absorb a concentrated number of antioxidants quickly and deeply.

  • Fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Scarring or sun damage
  • Discoloration and skin pigmentation
  • Skin dryness or dehydration

 

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